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So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated them there and said, “Like a bursting flood, the Lord has burst out against my enemies before me.” Therefore, he named that place the Lord Bursts Out. (2 Samuel 5:20) [What lead up to the Lord bursting out?] All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron…

Colossians 1:24 – 2:5

BACKGROUND Who was the author of Colossians? Paul, one of the early missionaries after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension.   Who was the recipient of the letter? The Colossians, from the city of Colossae Problem: Heresy (lies in the church) Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my…

Give thanks: in the good, in the bad, in the average

Do you ever wonder what God’s will is for your life? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us the answer. “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”  This verse tells us that one part of God’s will for our lives is for us to…

How’s work going?

How’s work going?  A simple question with typically a simple answer: “Good. Alright. Not bad today.” Whether it’s true or not, that’s the response we give to our friends and family members that ask daily, weekly, or at the awkward Thanksgiving lunch.  But how is work really going? Is it really good, terrible, wallowing in mediocrity?…